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chausses

[shohs] /ʃoʊs/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
medieval armor of mail for the legs and feet.
2.
tights worn by men in medieval times over the legs and feet.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English chauces < Middle French, plural of chauceLatin calceus shoe, equivalent to calc- (stem of calx) heel + -eus -eous
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  • Their legs were covered by chausses of mail or by cloth or leather.
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chausses

/ʃəʊs/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a tight-fitting medieval garment covering the feet and legs, usually made of chain mail
Word Origin
C15: from Old French chauces, plural of chauce leg-covering, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calx heel
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